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Meteorite Hits House

A farmhouse at La Chaux (Saone-et- Loire, France) is struck by a meteorite (fireball) and is instantly set on fire

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© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10036900

1846 Farm House Hits Instantly Loire Meteorite Meteorites Meteors Phenomena Saone Space Struck Chaux Fire Ball January


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This incredible print captures a truly extraordinary moment in history - the exact instant when a meteorite struck a farmhouse in La Chaux, France back in January of 1846. The sheer power and force of this natural phenomenon is evident as the fireball from space collides with the roof of the house, instantly setting it ablaze. The image serves as a stark reminder of just how small and vulnerable we are in comparison to the vastness of space. It also highlights the unpredictable and awe-inspiring nature of celestial bodies like meteorites, which have fascinated humans for centuries. The historical significance of this event cannot be overstated, as it stands as a testament to both the destructive potential and sheer randomness of these cosmic occurrences. The fact that such an event was captured on camera back in 1846 is nothing short of miraculous, allowing us to witness firsthand the raw power unleashed by a falling meteorite. As we gaze upon this striking image, we are reminded that our planet exists within a dynamic and ever-changing universe where even something as seemingly solid as a farmhouse can be shattered in an instant by forces beyond our control. It's moments like these that make us appreciate both the fragility and resilience of life on Earth.

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